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Chong Wang

Portrait de Chong Wang

Area of Research:

Research Interests

I am interested in exotic quantum phases of matter, especially those arising from strongly correlated many-body systems. In particular I am interested in topological phases of matter, quantum spin liquids, quantum Hall effects, quantum phase transitions and related topics in quantum field theories such as anomalies and dualities.

Positions Held

  • 2015 - 2018 Society of Fellows, Harvard University, Junior Fellow

Recent Publications

  • Ruochen Ma, Chong Wang, Theory of deconfined pseudocriticality, Physical Review B 102 (2), 020407(R) (2020),
  • Chong Wang, L. Gioia, A.A. Burkov, Fractional Quantum Hall Effect in Weyl Semimetals, Physical Review Letters 124 (9), 096603 (2020), arXiv: 1907.02068
  • Xue-Yang Song, Yin-Chen He, Ashvin Vishwanath, Chong Wang, From spinon band topology to the symmetry quantum numbers of monopoles in Dirac spin liquids, Phys. Rev. X 10, 011033 (2020), arXiv: 1811.11182
  • Xue-Yang Song, Chong Wang, Ashvin Vishwanath, Yin-Chen He, Unifying Description of Competing Orders in Two Dimensional Quantum Magnets, Nature Communications volume 10, 4254 (2019), arXiv: 1811.11186
  • T. Senthil, Dam Thanh Son, Chong Wang, Cenke Xu, Duality between (2+1)d Quantum Critical Points, Physics Reports 827, 1-48 (2019), arXiv: 1810.05174
  • Chong Wang, Ashvin Vishwanath, Bertrand I. Halperin, Topological Order from Disorder and the Quantized Hall Thermal Metal: Possible Applications to the 5/2 State, Phys. Rev. B 98, 045112 (2018), arXiv: 1711.11557
  • Snir Gazit, Fakher F Assaad, Subir Sachdev, Ashvin Vishwanath, Chong Wang, Confinement transition of Z2 gauge theories coupled to massless fermions: emergent quantum chromodynamics and SO(5) symmetry, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 201806338 (2018), arXiv: 1804.01095
  • Chong Wang, Adam Nahum, Max A. Metlitski, Cenke Xu, T. Senthil, Deconfined quantum critical points: symmetries and dualities, Phys. Rev. X 7, 031051 (2017), arXiv: 1703.02426
  • Chong Wang, Nigel R. Cooper, Bertrand I. Halperin, Ady Stern, Particle-Hole Symmetry in the Fermion-Chern-Simons and Dirac Descriptions of a Half-Filled Landau Level, Phys. Rev. X 7, 031029 (2017), arXiv: 1701.00007
  • Nathan Seiberg, T. Senthil, Chong Wang, Edward Witten, A Duality Web in 2 + 1 Dimen- sions and Condensed Matter Physics, Annals of Physics, 374, 395-433 (2016), arXiv: 1606.01989
  • Chong Wang, T. Senthil, Time-reversal symmetric U(1) quantum spin liquids, Phys. Rev. X 6, 011034 (2016), arXiv: 1505.03520
  • Chong Wang, T. Senthil, Dual Dirac liquid on the surface of the electron topological insulator, Phys. Rev. X 5, 041031 (2015), arXiv: 1505.05141
  • Chong Wang, T. Senthil, Interacting fermionic topological insulators/superconductors in three dimensions, Phys. Rev. B 89, 195124 (2014), arXiv: 1401.1142
  • Chong Wang, Andrew C. Potter, T. Senthil, Classification of interacting electronic topological insulators in three dimensions, Science 343, 6171 (2014), arXiv: 1306.3238
  • Chong Wang, Andrew C. Potter, T. Senthil, Gapped Symmetry Preserving Surface-State for the Electron Topological Insulator, Phys. Rev. B 88, 115137 (2013), arXiv: 1306.3223
  • Chong Wang, T. Senthil, Boson topological insulators: A window into highly entangled quantum phases, Phys. Rev. B 87, 235122 (2013), arXiv: 1302.6234
  • Katherine Latimer, Chong Wang, Correlated Fragile Topology: a Parton Approach, arXiv: 2007.15605
  • Xue-Yang Song, Yin-Chen He, Ashvin Vishwanath, Chong Wang, Electric polarization as a nonquantized topological response and boundary Luttinger theorem, arXiv: 1909.08637


  • A theory of deconfined pseudo-criticality, University of Chicago (virtual), May 2020
  • A theory of deconfined pseudo-criticality, Tsinghua University, January 2020
  • A theory of deconfined pseudo-criticality, Workshop on Strongly Correlated Matter, Shenzhen, China, January 2020
  • PIRSA:20080004, Dualities 1, 2020-08-11, Online School on Ultra Quantum Matter
  • PIRSA:19040094, QED and quantum magnetism in (2+1)d, 2019-04-22, Quantum Matter: Emergence & Entanglement 3
  • PIRSA:18020109, A web of dualities in many-body quantum physics, 2018-02-22, Colloquium
  • PIRSA:17100049, A Web of Dualities in Condensed Matter Physics: from Quantum Hall Effect to Exotic Quantum Criticality, 2017-10-04, Condensed Matter